Q1 2023 Planning Updates

April 13, 2023

Here are the latest planning updates

Kirkby Diamond’s Planning and Development Team specialises in providing tailored advice and representation to landowners and developers at any and all points throughout the entire planning and development process.

Established since the partnership started in 1980, the department now enjoys an extensive client base of landowners, developers, family trusts and public sector clients, along with an unrivalled reputation throughout
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire for client focus and the drive to ensure timely completion of the deal. In any circumstance, the optimisation of your land or development is assured. Whether you are a landowner or developer with interest in a small or extensive area of land, with or without planning permission, our broad range of knowledge and in-depth experience will ensure that your ambitions are met.

Kirkby Diamond’s Land Planning and Development Team pride themselves on securing the best opportunities available and advising on the best course of action. The Team can be contacted on 01908 678 800.

Milton Keynes Local Plan

Milton Keynes Council have begun preparations for a new local plan, The New City Plan. The Council have closed the consultation on Ambition & Objectives and Sustainability Appraisal as of 16th March 2023, which is now under consideration. The Call for Sites which was undertaken in early 2022 has been re-opened as of 13 February 2023 to enable further submissions to be made. If you think your land has development potential contact the Land Planning and Development Team for a discussion.

Central Bedfordshire Local Plan

The Local Plan was adopted at Full Council on the 22nd of July 2021, the adopted plan can be found here. A report put to Committee in February indicated that external factors outside of the Council’s control have impacted decision making and delays can be expected.  If you have been contacted by a developer regarding your land, Kirkby Diamond would be happy to discuss the options available to you.

Bedford Borough Local Plan

Bedford Borough Council has submitted the draft Local Plan 2040 to Secretary of State in January 2023, with the Examination period currently being carried out. Hearing dates for the Examination are set for Monday 12 June 2023.    

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